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of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
and the league open an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio. early this tuesday morning, the studio. early this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> it is a tuesday. we welcome you all to a special west coast updated edition. 7:00 a.m. pacific time of "the early show" and want to get to breaking news this morning. in iran, american hiker sarah shourd out of prison after days of confusion and more than a year after she and two companions were arrested and accused of spying. elizabeth palmer is in london with the very latest. liz, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, what ri. yes, sarah shourd's lawyer spoke to cbs news not so long ago and confirmed she was released from evin prison and traveling to the gulf where her family's waiting for her. >> breaking news that we have coming in right now -- >> reporter: almost immediately iran's english language tv made an official announcement. >> iran released the u.s. national sarah shourd. the other two americans are in detention. they were$w >> reporter: s
. shourd made a public plea on their behalf after arriving in the u.s. today and iranian president ahmadinejad weighed in seeming to hint as a possible deal. bianca solorzano has the latest. >> reporter: after nearly 14 months in captiveity in iran sarah shourd was finally back in the u.s. today. carefully maintaining her compose sure in expressing bittersweet emotions. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: shourd fiancee shane bauer and friend josh fattal are still being held in tehran's infamous evan prison. the three were arrested in 2009, accused-of-being spies after iran claimed they crossed the border from iraq's kurdistan region. >> if we were indeed near the iran/iraq border, that border was entirely unmarked and indistinguishable. shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crimes. and we are not spies. >> reporter: shourd was freed tuesday after officials in oman mediated her half million dollar
family says they didn't put up the money and the u.s. government didn't, either. so who really did remains a mystery. katie? >> couric: elizabeth palmer, thank you. alex fattal is the brother of josh fattal, one of the two hikers still being held in iran. alex, what is your reaction to sarah's release? i know all the families are very close. >> yeah. well, we're overjoyed to see her out. she's had a long and difficult detention, 14 months solitary confinement so it's wonderful she is free. of course we wish she was out with josh and shane. >> couric: i know that it's been reported that the iranians asked for $500,000 in bail for her release and that money was deposited in an iranian bank. do you know who paid for this, if money exchanged hands? >> we really don't have any information about that. >> couric: we see josh in this photograph wearing the green t- shirt. have you heard anything from iranian officials about his possible release? >> no, we haven't heard anything about that. the last thing he said to sarah's mother nora when the mothers were leaving iran was "we're all broth
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
thorough look yet at the >>> hello, thanks for joining us. today, people in san bruno are getting their most thorough look yet at the neighborhood where a pipeline explosion leveled dozens of homes. and anne makovec is in san bruno this noon to show us the devastation up close now. ann? >> reporter: i'm here live on claremont and you can see behind me the devastation. police just opened up several more blocks surrounding the blast zone at around 10:00 this morning. this is the closest the public has been able to get to ground zero of the thursday explosion, a haunting scene for those who live in the neighborhood trying to get back to normal as the investigation into what happened here continues. >> it just looks like a war zone. >> walter returned to his house yesterday. just yards from the strip of homes now reduced to a strip of chimneys surrounded by rubble. >> it just looks like -- smells like rotten eggs and dead rats. we still have the same memory from thursday. >> reporter: the memory of running for his life. the investigation into what happened to cause the gas line to rup
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
smith with p-g-and-e joins us live by phone now to give us an update. good morning jeff. thank you jeff smith with pg & e. san bruno city manager connie jackson says the most immediate task, is trying to account for all the people who lived in the neighborhood. "the city organization is fully mobilized to assist residents. our primary concern at this point is identifying and locating all of the residents of the affected area." the city is urging people whose homes are in the fire area, to register by calling this number... 650-616- 7180. the city wants to account for as many people as possible, as the search for more victims begins today. again, the number to call is 650-616-7180. cbs five photo journalist don ford was able to get near the spot where the fire started. he says it was a chaotic scene. "power lines are all down. thee's glass and dirt in the street. close to the epicenter where this main ruptured, the the the energy was so intense that the street has been reduced to nothing but a dirt path now. it's still wide, but there s nothing left at all of the asphalt. (q) just melted
for their release. >> reporter: sara shourd embraced her mother, grateful to be back in the u.s. but the american released after 13 months in an iranian prison says this is no time to celebrate. >> my disappointment with not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. i stand before you 1/3 free. >> reporter: when she left iran last week, she left behind her fiance, shane bauer and her friend josh fattal. the three were charged with spying. >> it's time to clear up the misunderstanding that lead to our imprisonment. >> reporter: shourd used the new york news conference to explain she and bauer had jobs in syria and went hiking with fatal to a popular iraq waterfall. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal wouldn't comment on that
in nearly 20 years. here folks are used to the river rising after heavy rains but not like this. >> what went through my head is, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in west wisconsin, too, sunday was day of rummaging through water-logged homes and belongings. troy bilan lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> i got a phone call from a few phones letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> water and mud wiped out everything in his basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage, but money isn't always enough. this was his grand parents' pool table. >> sentimentally you can't replace that. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest, and even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >> in afghanistan, military officials say u.s. and afghan forces have launched an offensive against the taliban. the districts near their
in washington, thank you. >>> joining us now to talk about the primaries and what happens in november are democrat strategist tonya acker in los angeles and republican strategist dan bartlett in austin, texas. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> good morning. >> dan, let's talk about this. you got delaware. you got kentucky. you got alaska, utah. one after another after another. are all of the tea party victories good for the republican party? >> well, when you have a situation like with mike castle getting beat in delaware it gives you pause because it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. having said that, though, harry, the intensity gap that we are seeing between the two parties this election cycle is mainly being fed by the tea party movement on the republican side so net-net it's still a gain. the prospect of taking over the house of representatives would not happen without this vibrant activity within the tea party so while you have the types of anomalies like we saw last night with mik
for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is in kabul tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. cancer they've been distributed taliban on motor bikes to small villages. most villagers are illiterate, so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan zarate. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen protests in muslim capitals around the world. we just heard about the
. >> to be portrayed nationally and internationally as some sort of hateful place was really hard for us all to take. >> joe revels owns a t-shirt printing company. she made church for jones months ago with dove world outreach center on the front. but this week she's printing this, "love, not dove," and she's giving them away, 1,500 so far. >> we can't let him define us any more than we can let the individuals who perpetrated the evil acts on 9/11 define the muslim people. >> reporter: churches and community groups have worked hard to counter jones' message with events like this interfaith service at a church with 4,000 followers as opposed to jones' 50. >> it's important that the country and the world know the true character of gainesville. >> some already see a silver lining. >> i think it's also exposed a really good side of gainesville that our people by in large here are very tolerant. we even tolerate this guy. >> reporter: kelly cobiella, cbs news, gainesville, florida. >> mitchell: a report out this week details the extent of poverty in america. the poverty rate of the working poor is expect
. right now the storm 940 miles east of the leeward islands, british virgin islands, u.s. vrnlgen islands. wind speeds 150 miles per hour. it's going to get up to 155, that's category five. still west at 13, still plenty of warm water and not a lot of wind sheer. then let's watch it progress. it will run into shear, some cooler water. bermuda is a question as we head into the weekend. what could it do and when will it make the turn to the north and to the east? that's what we wait for. wonder and watch. we'll have more in a little while. but a big storm brewing in the atlantic. folks, back to you. >> thanks very much, dave. to the latest on the battle over the bush era tax cuts. should they be extended and who should get them? a top republican in congress seems to be willing to make a deal with president obama who wants to limit the tax breaks, but is the gop really ready to make such a deal? and if so, what will it mean for your wallet? cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. congress is back from recess at long last. and they are exp
enforce. and author of member rows, outlining the use of torture on suspect president obama believes many checks checks will share us up from the birden of government. >>> the. moderate republicans are looking for a counterstrategy. formerred as vier to president bush said they have tapped into the voter frustration and anger but does not represent millions of american in the middle. >> reporter: new york governor said he will promote the democrats and republicans this fall. back here, jason explains what attracts him to the party. >> it's primarily the fiscal university. if you're someone like me who wants to be involved, it's nice for people to put their money where the mouth is. >> reporter: scott grown says it respects his family's doctor trig. >> i so happy to be black. i'm employed that i have a lot of family members who served the military. we believe in your individual freedom, and i have never found it, but i found it here. >> a new organization called no labels has formed to counterearn the red rick. they will try to get republicans and democrats reach across the aisle because n
woman executed in the u.s. in five years. >>> and flood evacuations. torrential rains trigger flood emergencies and evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps holding the space capsule to the station failed to open. cbs news space consultant bill harwood was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mechanism with hooks and latches designed to release on command to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the system to respond. the hooks and latches simply didn't open. they spent about three hours trying to troub
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
.c. and hollywood. >> home at last. after spending 13 months in a prison in iran, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >> bear attack. a washington man is mauled while walking his dog as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20, 2010. >> good good morning from new york. good to be back with all of you. good to be back with you as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. baby pictures later. good morning. first lots of big news especially in terms of hurricane igor. bermuda just now waking up to the devastation, caused by the powerful storm. our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave. >> good morning, harry. igor is weakening as it continues to pound bermuda. this is a huge storm but as it passed over the island it left a trail of destruction in its wake. people are just beginning to see it all. igor's eye passed just 40 miles to the west of bermuda. this monster storm was downgraded to a category one just before dawn o
the coming elections. the president will use these as ammunition, argue that he and the democrats in congress have real plans to fix the economy while all the republicans do is oppose them. >> so basically all he can do is go out there and grind it everyday, talk about the economy. and that's what house democrats, by the way. just talk about the economy. talk about our accomplishments. >> reporter: bottom line: talk is about all the president can do. none of the economic incentives he's proposing this week is likely to make it through congress by election day, so what he has to do and has to offer until then is the same thing he had to offer in the campaign of 2008, and that's hope. russ? >> mitchell: bill plante at the white house. thank you very much. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. will these plans change the election day? >> highly dubious. i think it's baked in the cake and it's high unemployment, anemic growth, debt and that's not good news for the party in power. whatever the merits of the long- term investments, the idea of changing people's minds about what con
called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed toughest sanctions yet on the country but he downplayed impact. >> translator: we do take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> the iranian president is expected to face strong opposition in the u.s. his arrival sparked one protest near central park sunday, with several more planned throughout the week. as for whether that meeting with ahmadinejad will happen, the mothers say they are still waiting for word. terrell, back to you. >> and hopeful, certainly. tara mergenemergener, thank you much. >>> the ruptured bp oil well in the gulf that led to the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history is spermnantly capped. over the weekend workers filled it with cement. 206 million gallons
, the calendar says summer is over but mother nature seems to be ignoring it. our anne makovec joins us now from walnut creek to explain that pg&e is urging conservation this morning. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. here in downtown walnut creek, it is hanging around the lower 60s. you can see from this live time and temperature behind me. it's going to get up to 102 here in walnut creek. that creates two issues. number one, it's a "spare the air" day and the possibility of power outages so many people are running their air- conditioning it could lead to overload. that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e customers lost power for almost three hours on saturday night. pg&e says it was a heat-related equipment failure issue. the mere thought of not having ac can have us sweating. but this may make things easier on the power grid. shut your windows and keep blinds closed in the morning, right now, to keep cool air trapped in the home. try to remember to turn off lights and appliances either right now or before the sun comes up. do your best to use them
the next 48 hours. elizabeth? >> last-minute decisions. anne makovec, live for us in san rafael, thank you. >>> our other top story this afternoon, the weather. if you haven't noticed, it is hot out there. and tracy humphrey is in the weather center with a first look at our forecast. i think you said earlier, mother nature is a little confused, right? >> yes, i think there is a sense of humor. but for many of us who have been thinking what happened to summer, well, here it is. at least for a couple of days. this is what we're expecting today. plenty of sunshine along the coastline. and that is the place to be. and highs today along the coast, in the mid-70s. and let's talk about the records and we will be flirting with record high temperatures and san rafael's record at 98 degrees on today's date and 97 in san jose, and 92 in mountain view. and 92 in san francisco. and pretty close to san rafael, we're going to hit a 96. san jose, we're going to 97. so we could match that record. or beat it. and mountain view, we're forecasting about two degrees over. so it looks like some cities across th
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are u
. here, folks are used to the big sioux river rising after heavy rain but not like this. >> what went through my head, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in western wisconsin, too, sunday was a day for rummaging through water-logged homes and belongings. troy lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> phone calls from friends letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest. even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >>> a military tribunal will be held in the case of an american soldier charged in the grisly murders of civilians in afghanistan. the 22-year-old army specialist jeremy morelock is charged with the premeditated murders of three civilians and photographing his alleged victims. he is one of 12 soldiers charged with similar crimes. today's hearing will decide if he will be formally tried at a cou
of candidates in races larger and small. the races for governor and u.s. senate garnered most attention. whitman, brown, boxer signs could be seen throughout the crowd but the only one of the four to actually appear in person was carly, attorney general candidate spoke for sandra boxer who he said had another engagement. brown sent a stand in but meg whitman was confirmed to show up but we are told is sick today. most called the forum a good chance to learn more about the candidates but the candidates themselves used it to criticize opponents and drive home platforms with less than a month before election day. >> i've created jobs voters are interested in more jobs created. i cut spending voters are interested in expenditures being cut in washington dc. >> boxer has been aggressively promoting the interest of californians. her opponents shipped 30,000 jobs overseas. >> this is the first time. i have never been to an event like this seem like a very good education for people like me. >> reporter: boxer currently has a lead over fiarina but she accredits that to her negative ads. san francisco may
? [ pause ] >> can you hear me? >> yes. can you hear us? >> yes, i can. go ahead. >> was it a pipeline? >> you know, we -- we -- what we do know at this point in time, there's a lot we still don't know, but the cause has yet to be determined but we do know that a pg&e gas transmission line was ruptured. >> okay. >> and if it is ultimately determined that we were responsible for the cause of the incident, we will take accountability for that. but, uhm, the cause has yet to be determined. we can confirm that a gas transmission line was ruptured. >> did you have any crews working in that area or had anyone checked in with pg&e to say they would be working in that area? >> you know, those are the types of details that are going to come forward as the -- as the investigation takes place? uhm.... what i can tell you is the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, is expected to be on site, on scene today. they are the federal agency responsible for investigating natural gas pipe line incidents. and pg&e will cooperate fully with the ntsb and all other federal, state and local agenci
additional resources just west of us. not sure what that street is. >> you can hear chaos, confusion, over what exactly sparked that fireball. but it wasn't until hours later after lives and homes were lost that we learned it was a pipeline explosion. tonight we're hearing from those first responders about what exactly they faced. firefighters from 20 department came in to help. 18 minutes after they arrived, the fire reached six alarms. john ramos on how they described the inferno. >> i was off duty at the time. i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. and i turned to her and she look right at me and she said go. and i told her i would call her when i could >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i perjury was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened
towards the northwest soon for. now, both storms remain far from the u.s. coast. >>> the mid east peace talks resume in jerusalem this morning. the secretary of state hillary clinton arrived this morning. tuesday's talks were held in egypt. there has been no resolution of construction on the west bank the palestinians say they will walk out if a curb isn't set on construction, due to expire this month. >>> sarah shourd says she is fine, released tuesday after being held in iran over a year now, the spotlight is on her two companions, still behind bars as iranian authorities prepare to try them as spies. joel brown reports. >> reporter: sarah shourd embraced her mother tuesday after a 14-month nightmare in an iranian prison. >> i've been waiting for this moment for a really long time and i'm extremely grateful to be standing here today. >> reporter: shourd was arrested with two other americans in july 2009, hiking in a group along the border of iran and iraq. she was seen here last may during a visit by all three hikers' mothers. her fiance, shane bauer, and their friend josh fattal were
's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should have more inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now piece of it have become evidence instead of being simply retired, including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. did anybody smell gas before the blast? we have gotten several reports that people did smell gas and reported it to pg&e. but pg&e denies it. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: w
. >>> reporter: sara shourd embraced her mother, grateful to be back in the u.s. but the american released after 13 months in an iranian prison says this is no time to celebrate. >> my disappointment with not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. i stand before you 1/3 free. >> reporter: when she left iran last week, she left behind her fiance, shane bauer and her friend josh fattal. the three were detained on the iran,-rare border, charged with spying. >> it's time to clear up the misunderstanding that lead to our imprisonment. >> reporter: shourd used the new york news conference to explain she and bauer had jobs in syria and went hiking with fat tall to a popular iraq waterfall. >> we committed no crime and we are not spies. >> reporter: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal w
accomplishments and his vision for the future. president obama's expected to use today's u.n. speech to remind the world and americans how far his administration has come. in front of nearly 200 global leaders, he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely expand on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is changing the way we do business. >> reporter: at a u.n. anti-poverty summit wednesday, the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> now
expected. strong high pressure system giving us more triple-digit highs. also gave l.a. yesterday los angeles hit his highest temperature ever since 1877 they hit 113 degrees. so to more record heat is also again in our forecast. we'll take a look at some of those hot temperatures coming up. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic. >> thank you, tracy. an accident record eastbound 580 at first street near livermore so we are continuing to follow that accident. we'll give you more details in the next traffic hit. this new problem in pinole. eastbound at pinole valley road. there is an accident involving a car hitting a light pole not blocking lanes and no delay to track which is the good news there. and the earlier problem westbound 80 at san pablo dam road has been cleared as well so it should be a nice trip down towards the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you. >>> topping our news this morning, a 6-year-old girl shot while sleeping in her bed. it happened early this morning in oakland. anne makovec joins us from children's hospital where the girl is being treated.
of the freeway or use hidden valley on- and off-ramps. this is close to the orinda bart. give yourself some extra time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, gianna. temperatures today slightly warmer. lower 80s from concord to livermore, upper 70s in san jose, 74 in oakland, 69 in san francisco. 80s napa to santa rosa. hot temperatures in store for the weekend. i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ever since the deadly san bruno gas pipe explosion, a lot of people have been very jumpy about pipes in their area. now we're hearing about the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. let's go to pg&e -- excuse me, pg&e right now trying to cap a gas line break in downtown orinda. anne makovec is there where there were some evacuations overnight. anne joins us by phone. >> reporter: yeah, they started evacuations but quickly realized the situation wasn't as serious as they originally thought and they called off the evacuation. two blocks of moraga way closed down right now in downtown orinda. pg&e is
inside of it, yet at this point they have not been able to release to us exactly what his connection was. >> all right. bottom line here is we have this house in hercules where they have found, they say, a second body. >> reporter: that's right. >> all right. joe vazquez, in the newsroom, thank you for the update. we'll of course be bringing you new information as soon as we get it here into the newsroom at cbs 5. >>> well, we have learned today that a bay area woman who spent more than a year in a jail in iran is going to be coming home. sarah shourd is one of three hikers all uc-berkeley alums that iran accused of spying. simon perez at uc-berkeley and what may be behind this sudden move. simon. >> reporter: well, allen, the families are really taking a wait-and-see attitude with this announcement. they don't want to get their hopes up too high too soon. >>> reporter: the iranian government has confirmed its plan to release 31-year-old sarah shourd, who has been kept in solitary confinement for more than a year. sarah's mother norah didn't walk to talk to the media as she left her sist
would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: today the california public utilities commission ordered pg&e to inspect its natural gas system with a priority on high pressure transmission lines in densely pop lateed areas like the one that exploded in san bruno. additionally the cpuc ordered the utility to preserve all records of work done by pg&e and its contractors whether money authorized for pipeline safety was spent on pipeline safety. we're learning more about the gasoline itself. the ruptured segment was considered to be in a high consequence area, meaning it should get more stringent inspections. this according to cpuc documents reported by the associated press. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced. the company spokesman said the company is proactive and makes repairs as needsed. whether the cause of the blast was a people failure impact from construction or let's pal fatigue ntsb will have to dig to find out. >> there's lots of reasons why this pipe could have failed and getting into the crater wi
>> couric: tonight, president obama fires back at the president of iran for suggesting the u.s. government was behind 9/11. >> for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, land of lakes. flooding in the upper midwest forces hundreds out of their homes. a bizarre bank robbery in florida. thieves turn a teller into what appeared to be a human bomb. and colbert tries to develop a rapport with congress. >> i'm not a fan of the government doing anything, but i've got to ask, why isn't the government doing anything? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the gathering of world leaders at the united nations here in new york this week has not done much to improve relations between the united states and iran. in fact, president mahmoud ahmadinejad strained them even further when he said most of the world believes the u.s. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks to benefit israel. today, president obama responded. ch
was used and my understanding is that it refers to high consequence area and it's a definition in pipeline -- in pipeline regulatory terms, the definition that relates to population density and not to the strength or integrity of the pipe. >> reporter: terms aside, though, when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern in other communities. pg&e has more than 6,000 miles of transmission lines in california. they have been ordered to inspect them all with the concentration on high pressure lines in densely populated neighborhoods like this one here in san bruno. now, also this morning, at 8:00 a.m., we are expecting to hear some new information from the san mateo county coroner's office. we do have several people still missing this morning. so we might have some information coming in about them. >> anne in san bruno, thank you. >>> pg&e is giving each household in the disaster zone up to $50,000. no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> i
tuesday, the arab nation an ally of both the u.s. and iran, mediating the half million dollar bail that was part of her release. it may have saved her life. her morclaims shourd has a lump on her breast and precancerous cervical cells but she laefdz behind the men she was arrested with last year, her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal, all three aciewldzed of spying in july of 2009 after iran claimed they crossed the border. >> these two young men have been held without cause now... >> reporter: secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says she's continuing diplomat negotiations for their freedom through third parties. >> it would be a very significant humanitarian gesture for the iranians to release th them. >> reporter: but on iranian tv, president mahmoud ahmadinejad called on america to offer the olive branch. he wants the release of 11 iranians he claims are being held captive by the u.s. shourd made no mention of her yearlong ordeal inside tehran's notorious evin prison. she chose, instead, to talk about the future. >> it would be a pleasure to return to oman, a
at this point. he is awake now. he is able to talk to us. >> reporter: castro moray is meeting with the martinez family, including michael's parents who flew up from panama to be with him. >> i cannot exactly say how he feels but it looks to me like he is a little confused. and a little scared. >> reporter: the family is considering what experimental stem cell treatments might be best for michael. if any. >> the spinal cord is a very delicate, extremely complicated organ, and so far, there has not been one case in which we have regenerated in humans. >> reporter: in fact, the doctor says implanting stem cells could put martinez at greater risk because doctors would have to bring down the immune system during treatment. >> we have been slow on this issue mainly because we know he has not been stable enough to undergo a trans plant or something like that and if he had a brain injury that needed close care, but i think definitely, chi foresee that he will bible -- i could foresee that he will be stable enough next week. >> the family wants to take the time to decide what is best. >> if he is going
of freedom. shourd worn returns to the u.s. >>> budget problems have forced the san jose unit to eliminate a gang june. now, why the officers are saying the move is down. >> we have to reocean our police department to accommodate that the fact that we were losing 9 ours. >> the impact will be on public safety. >> san jose police will fight batchednology, but it is banded. >> when you're doing your budget you have to chose what is important here. >> there are people that we believe should close the libraries to avoid cuts in the police officer and fire department. >> reporter: it is a delicate dance. davis backs the move. >> we took what was dedicated to gang units to gang activity suspension. we will move home to another unit. >> san jose will still be the safest city in the california area. >> a lot of crimes are going to go undetected. it is a stad day in the city of san jose. >> so, everyone has their own ideas how to not wear the care. the program downtown, they think it is a waste of money. the payer said if the pension levels were not how -- >> nobody is wrought our young. >> thank y
to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not
like that. frankly, that's some of the things that the ntsb will be looking at to give us some understanding of what more we could have done. >> reporter: that's talking about what they could have done after what could have been done before the big question. a 2009 pg&e document put a nearby section of the ruptured gas line pipeline 132 in the top 100 highest risk lines section of pg&e's pipelines. that section was actually 2.5 miles north of the blast site in south san francisco. the document said that the line was slated to be fixed in 2012 and that "the likelihood of a failure makes the risk of a failure at this location unacceptably high." when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern about other pipelines here in california and across the state. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all 6,000 of its lines here in california with a special concentration on those high pressure lines located in high density areas like here in san bruno. >> anne, i'm looking at a website pg&e has, what, 6,000 lines, 6500 miles of pipeline. it puts it in pe
says they reported smelling gas, to contact us. >>> we are learning more about the gas line the ruptured segment was in a high consequence area. this according to puc documents according to the associated press. pg&e said the line was slated to be replaced. they said the company is proactive to repairing equipment when needed. a few miles away, a section was among the top 100 line risk sections in pg&es territory puc documents show. today they ordered pg&e to inspect its natural gas system including its assessment of a natural gas pipeline and areas of highest density. the order was prompted by the lieutenant governor's request for investigations. >> anyone with information who wants to e-mail the ntsb is asked to use this e-mail address. sanbruno@ntsb.gov. >>> this day was an important day because for a lot of folks since the blast they have been locked out of the area. this was a chance to get back in our cbs 5 julie watts went in with them. >> i have to go up to claire mount. >> just drive slow. >> thank you. >> reporter: unlike the dozens of others returning to their hom
us with 100% certainty the number of people missing. >>> today at st. cecilia's catholic church, 8th graders mourn the loss of their classmate and school president,. >> she was a young lady everyone knew and loved and so we are trying to help the children deal with sadness, anger, confusion. >> reporter: she and her mother jackie were home when the pipeline exploded and are two of the four the coroner confirmed died. the others are 20-year-old jessica morales and chris torres said his 18-year-old mother elizabeth is one of the deceased. >> they haven't identified her yet. >> she has been missing for three days they have had her body at the morgue. >> reporter: then there are the injured, four burn patients remain at st. francis memorial their injuries range from critical to serious all are in stable condition. a spokeswoman said that in itself is good news. sf general is treating four patients the most serious a man in his 50s with burns in critical condition a woman in her 80s. another in her 60s serious condition suffering from smoke inhalation and a woman in her 80s with burns is
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